Thursday, August 10, 2017

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Tortilla with Tzatziki Sauce

We had our parish festival recently and my favorite food was the chicken on the stick. I found out that the chicken was marinated in Greek dressing. I did not have any Greek dressing and I did not want to substitute Italian dressing which they used the next day and it was not the same.

I just googled the recipe for Greek dressing and combined a couple to come up for the marinade for the chicken.  I should say rather sauce since I used a slow cooker to cook the chicken which combines the marinating process and the cooking step.

I did not grill the chicken after the slow cooking process like they did during the festival but instead sliced the cooked chicken and placed them on tortillas (I did not have any pita bread) and topped them with tomato, lettuce and what else, Tzatziki Sauce.  To prepare this sauce, I did not have yogurt so I used instead Miracle Whip dressing and some vinegar to take its place.  Wow, the cucumber in the Tzatziki Sauce gives it a very smooth refreshing taste.  I could drink them all.

Here is an easy version of a Greek gyro without you stopping at your favorite gyro place with ingredients straight from your fridge and pantry.

By the way the Greek Chicken can be eaten as is with some baked potato and steamed veggies if you do not want to go the quasi gyro or tortilla route.

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Tortilla with Tzatziki Sauce

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken tenderloin or other cut

Mix all the ingredients except the chicken in the crock pot bowl.  Then add the chicken pieces and coat with the sauce ingredients.

Cook for 3 hours at high setting or 6 hours at low. I cooked mine in an Aroma Brand rice cooker/slow cooker for 2 hours at slow cooker setting.

Tortilla Assembly

  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 6 lettuce leaves, whole or cut in half
  • Slow Cooker Greek chicken prepared above, sliced
  • Tzatsiki Sauce (recipe below)

Arrange the lettuce, tomato slices snd chicken slices on one side of the tortilla. Add the tzatziki sauce and place the other half of the tortilla over the filled side.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 3 tbsp Miracle Whip dressing or yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar (skip if using yogurt)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp dry dill
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients in a small blender and mix till smooth in texture.

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